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  1. Locking up personal data

    Posted Aug 13th 2010, 12:00am by Rachel Robertson

    ... the pay card's reward scheme. The data, which was sold for a total of HK$44 million, included telephone numbers, mailing addresses and Identity Card numbers. The Octopus Card's board says it will donate the revenue to the Community Chest. Although Octopus Holdings now pledges to delete all non-essential personal data and stop providing information to others, Octopus cards ...

  2. No new ID card? No problem- and no fine

    Posted Mar 11th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma The message was serious: failure to apply for a new identity card was a prosecutable offence liable to a fine of up to HK$5,000 on conviction. So went the official line. ... to the present, no people have been prosecuted for failing to replace their identity cards within the specified period,' an Immigration Department spokeswoman said. Since June 2003, the government ...

  3. Card security a growing worry

    Posted Feb 24th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... market', CPP provides a one-stop protection service for those who register their credit, debit and other stored value cards, like Octopus cards. 'The reason we are growing as quickly as we ... the company enters into partnership arrangements with banks and organisations that issue cards. In Hong Kong, the company has partnership arrangements with Octopus Cards, Citibank NA and Standard ...

  4. Political Animal

    Posted Sep 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... commissioner Roderick Woo Bun was during his last few months in office? He rolled up his sleeves and rushed to finish his interim report on the investigation into the Octopus card saga in the last few ...

  5. Cards that open doors

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'We promote this service among our clients, since most of them are frequent business travellers,' says managing director Fion Sen. 'The Frequent Visitor Card issued by Hong Kong ... Visitor Card, if they can prove they visited Hong Kong and entered through HKIA at least three times in the past 12 months. They need to provide a photocopy of the relevant passport pages, ...

  6. Welfare cards to be issued to all

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing ed.zhang@scmp.com In an ambitious move to make basic welfare more accessible, the central government will issue social security cards for everyone on the mainland. The cards, which can double as bank cards, are issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security with the co-operation of the central bank, the People's Bank of China. The programme, ...

  7. Raid nets 1,000 fake credit cards

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Police yesterday raided the biggest counterfeit credit card operation found in the city in a decade, arresting two men and seizing more than 1,000 bogus card. 'Intelligence shows the two men are the core figures of the bogus credit card racket. We believe we have smashed the syndicate,' a senior police officer said. The operation- ...

  8. Rust problem means ID cards are not so smart

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phyllis Tsang More and more 'smart' identity cards are becoming dumb. Rust and other problems may be affecting the performance of the smart chips, causing rejection by automated channels supposed to hurry people through the border. The Immigration Department said about 28,560 smart identity cards had been reported damaged because of chip failure since 2003. The malfunction ...

  9. City Briefs

    Posted Aug 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Smart identity cards Hong Kong identity card holders born in 1927 or before are required to apply for a smart identity card from September 4 to November 11. ...

  10. City Briefs

    Posted Feb 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... next call for ID cards Holders of identity cards born in the years 1933 to 1937 have to apply for a smart identity card by February 10 at a Smart Identity Card Centre, the Immigration Department announced. ...




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